Snapping & Sharing Vacation Photos
Vacation is a time for attending to your bucket list as well as for relaxing. After visiting Tulum, I'm happy to say I can officially check swimming with sea turtles off my personal list. Whether you're having a once-in-a-lifetime experience or spending time with loved ones, you'll want a visual record to help keep your memories fresh.
Taking pictures on your iPhone is an easy way to accomplish that goal. We all took tons of photos and shared our best shots with each other using the Moments (free) app by Facebook. Originally, we tried using iCloud Photo Sharing to create a joint album, but after experiencing several glitches, we switched to Moments and found it to be far superior, letting us create a group and share photos instantaneously.
If you're embarking on an outdoor activity, I suggest trying to get your hands on a GoPro if you can. When we went snorkeling, our guide used a GoPro to take high-def underwater shots of us hanging out with sea turtles. He shared the pictures with us using the GoPro app (free), and they turned out really well, despite it being a windy day with a lot of turbulence.
I have a final photo recommendation that I never thought I'd make: Buy a selfie stick. Yes, the ridiculous-looking retractable stick with an iPhone mount on the end. I've been making fun of selfie sticks for years, until I broke down and bought one to conduct interviews at CES. It turns out they're super convenient for steadying your shot and fitting a copious number of people in your frame when taking a group photo. If you decide to risk the mocking and buy a selfie stick, make sure to buy one that has a shutter release button in the handle and that has a secure mounting system, that way you don't end up flinging your iPhone across the room when trying to take a picture.